Offense Sputters as Senators Blank Rangers, 3-0

Craig Anderson made 27 saves for his 41st career shutout, and the Rangers’ offense was held without a goal for the second time in four games, as the Senators beat the Blueshirts, 3-0, Thursday night in Ottawa. The Rangers have now lost three of their last four games. In October, the team had two separate streaks where they lost 4 out of 5.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 of 34 shots.

The Rangers had beaten the Senators, 4-2, Monday night at The Garden.

Ottawa got goals from Drake Batherson and Magnus Paajarvi in the 1st period, and one from Matt Duchene in the 2nd period. Neither team scored in the 3rd.

Vlad Namestnikov and Mats Zuccarello missed the game with injuries, and Brendan Smith actually played as a forward on the 4th line.

The Rangers [now 13-11-2, 28 pts] play the Canadiens Saturday night in Montreal.